ESPN has announced a new web series on ESPN.com called The Next Round – Served Up By Jim Beam, hosted by Scoop Jackson, that is launching in Boston this weekend. In this original online show, Scoop will share a round of Jim Beam with a range of guests – actors, athletes, media personalities and comedians – as they talk about news, sports and pop culture.
The first show will tape on-location at Cask’N Flagon in Boston surrounding the Red Sox/Yankees season opener. Footage for the segment will air during the first commercial break of the 11 p.m. ET SportsCenter on April 3, and the series will premiere on ESPN.com on April 4. New content will air every two weeks on ESPN.com, and portions of the show will air during the 11 p.m. SportsCenter on ESPN.
Guests for Boston vs NY baseball discussion:
- Rob Corddry Comedian and former correspondent on The Daily Show With John Stewart. He is co-starring in the new comedy Hot Tub Time Machine and is a huge Red Sox fan.
- Nick Turturro Emmy-nominated star of NYPD Blue and numerous films. He is a diehard Yankees fan and was featured in an episode of MLB Network’s series, “I Breathe Baseball”.
Segments will be recorded at six remote locations that will include cities hosting major sporting events throughout the year and in LA at a custom-built ESPN/Jim Beam studio.